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Hopkinton-Webster transfer station agreement to be revised
07-18-2023 5:21 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Two communities that share a transfer station have diverging approaches to trash disposal and now are trying to figure out how to better work together to reach a common goal of waste reduction.Hopkinton requires its residents to use...

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Webster returns focus to illegal land sale along Walker Pond
02-07-2024 4:41 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Webster residents will soon face a looming question: Should the town seek the return of two properties that were illegally sold along pristine Walker Pond?The petitioned warrant article calls for the return of two town-owned parcels, each 1.5 acres in...


Opinion: Protecting NH’s coyotes
02-05-2024 4:17 PM

By CHRISTINE SCHADLER

Christine Schadler, Webster, New Hampshire Wildlife Coalition. Mike Dunbar’s piece (Monitor, 1/30) provided fairly accurate information on the contentious issue of coyote hunting. Since the coyote’s arrival in New Hampshire in the 1940s, policy...


Special education and health insurance driving almost all of Merrimack Valley budget increase 
02-03-2024 4:26 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The two drivers of next year’s budget increase in the Merrimack Valley School District are forces hitting its peers across New Hampshire: special education and health insurance.The proposed $48,298,106 budget for the district is up almost $2.7 million...


Webster preparing to enter community power in March
01-15-2024 3:00 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Webster is preparing to join the dozens of towns and cities that buy electricity on the open market through the Community Power Coalition. An information session has been scheduled for later this month to let people know it is coming.Voters at 2023...


Information sought on serious UTV crash in Webster
10-20-2023 10:15 AM

Officials are asking for help figuring out what caused a side-by-side ATV to strike a tree on Province Road in Webster, injuring a Salisbury man.According to officials, just before 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, State Police Dispatch received a...


Opinion: Separate and equal?
10-13-2023 5:00 PM

By MIKE PELCHAT

Mike Pelchat of Webster is a retired pharmacist and current student of history. At a question-and-answer session in Austin, Texas, NH Governor Chris Sununu downplayed the danger to the nation posed by Donald Trump. Sununu expressed confidence that the...


Hopkinton-Webster transfer station agreement remains the same
09-13-2023 5:25 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The cost of cleaning up the PFAS-contaminated sludge at the Hopkinton-Webster transfer station and potentially relocating it off-site could cost the towns $13.8 million. The 52,000 tons of sludge containing “forever” chemicals at the transfer station...


Opinion: Thoughts on freedom and liberty
08-04-2023 7:00 AM

By MIKE PELCHAT

Mike Pelchat of Webster is a retired pharmacist and current history student. Freedom and liberty are two very important words in the American lexicon. They are engraved in our national consciousness and figure prominently in our trinity of founding...


Webster man indicted on pipe bomb explosions 
07-20-2023 5:50 PM

By JAMIE L. COSTA

A Webster man was indicted on Thursday in connection with two pipe bomb explosions in Weare last spring that injured one, state officials said. On April 26 and April 27, Dale Stewart Jr., 54, allegedly constructed and dentonated two destructive...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of March 26, 2023
03-28-2023 8:47 AM

BOSCAWENCoffee House performance■Enjoy a night out at the High Street Coffee House that will be held on March 31 in the Boscawen Congregational Church sanctuary. Featured performers are Wendy Keith and Her Alleged Band who take the stage at 7 p.m....


Webster approves all items on warrant and plans to offer compensation to future town clerk
03-21-2023 8:06 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After recognizing the contributions of Webster citizens in the military and the volunteers who worked during the snowy town elections, residents approved all the items on the Town Meeting warrant and a slightly lower operating budget than the previous...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of March 19, 2023
03-21-2023 11:43 AM

BOSCAWENTown Meeting■Former local resident, Rebecca Rule returns to Boscawen Public Library on Tuesday to present “Moved and Seconded,” her colorful portrait of New Hampshire’s unique tradition known as the Town Meeting. The presentation starts at...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of March 12, 2023
03-14-2023 11:20 AM

ANDOVERLive music■Massachusetts-based Crowes Pasture, made up of banjo-and-guitar duo Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin, will be featured at the monthly Andover Community Coffeehouse on March 17 at 7 p.m., at the Highland Lake Grange. More information...


For Marty Bender, volunteering to benefit his hometown of Webster sure beats a day in court
03-13-2023 6:24 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Strange as it may sound, a debilitating stroke suffered by Marty Bender 25 years ago quickly evolved into one of the luckiest chapters in his life.How, you may ask? Bender said recently that his career as a criminal defense and family lawyer had taken...


Bradford man arrested in possession of 68 pounds of marijuana
03-13-2023 5:02 PM

By JAMIE L. COSTA

A Bradford man was arrested Friday night in possession of 68 pounds of marijuana and a firearm, police officials said. Webster police said they stopped Erick Pickhardt for speeding near the intersection of Battle Street and Route 127. After obtaining...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of March 5, 2023
03-07-2023 11:25 AM

ANDOVERQ&A with coffee■Andover residents are invited to meet Andover’s new Town Administrator, Kimberley Edelmann, on March 5 at 1:30 p.m., for an informal cup of coffee and conversation. The Hub is located at 157 Main St. For further information,...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of Feb. 26, 2023
02-27-2023 11:33 AM

BOSCAWENLibrary programs■If you are looking for school vacation fun for the kids, head to the Boscawen Public Library for two activities for them on the calendar. There is a Lego build on Tuesday starting at 2 p.m. when kids can create their unique...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of Feb. 9, 2023
02-21-2023 1:35 PM

BOSCAWENOpen Mic■On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., a second public hearing will be held on the proposed 2023 budget and warrant articles. The meeting will be held in the fourth floor meeting room of the Town Municipal Offices at 115 N. Main St. Overflow...


Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of Feb. 12, 2023
02-14-2023 12:22 PM

BOSCAWENPublic skating■Volunteers for the Old Home Day committee are always welcome to attend the meetings. Their next meeting is on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Town Offices. Call Polly Dawson at (603) 796-7001 if you have questions. Meetings are held...


Unlike other towns, Webster is proposing a budget decrease as a result of settled debts
02-08-2023 7:30 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Webster residents were pleased with a slight reduction in the proposed operating budget at a time of rising inflation, they said during a public hearing this week.The proposed operating budget for 2023-24 is $1.64 million, a 0.5% decrease from the...

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